Former Kansas guitarist finished work on his solo project The Resurrection of Lazarus, which is available through its label Numavox.
The album, which lasted twenty years (during which the guitarist suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2009), the album is a cantata: a vocal composition with instrumental accompaniment, often involving a choir.
The story has been guided by Livgren’s own faith. He left Kansas, for whom he wrote classics such as Dust in the wind and Hold on to the end, my boy, after the years 1983 Drastic measures album, and formed the Christian rock band AD, while pursuing a solo career that began in the 1980s Seeds of change album, on which he worked with Ronnie James Dio.
The Resurrection of Lazarus features appearances by vocalists David Pack (Ambrosia), John Elefante (Kansas), Warren Ham (AD) and Greg X. Voltz (Petra) while Kansas drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Phil Keaggy also feature, with Livgren providing the ‘orchestration. and any other instrumentation.
“I’m a family man, I have a role in my church, I run a record company, a studio, a production company, a farm, and I have more hobbies and interests than there are no hours in the day, ”says Livgren.